• HIPAA Or FERPA? School Districts and Intermediate Units
  • July 30, 2003
  • Law Firm: Fox Rothschild LLP - Office
  • The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which is charged with the responsibility of interpreting and enforcing HIPAA, has indicated that they will not be issuing a categorical exemption for schools from HIPAA's provisions and, consistent with our previously articulated position, there are a number of areas where FERPA's "education records" exception will not protect a school district from HIPAA compliance.